Coronavirus

A pedestrian walks alongside businesses on a rainy day while wearing a protective mask during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Friday, June 18, 2021. There is a noticeable decline in how trusting Canadians are of their leaders and institutions as the pandemic drags on, and it’s particularly striking among those who remain anxious or stressed about COVID-19, a new survey suggest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Poll says Canadians less trusting of governments, politicians as pandemic drags on

Survey finds 22 per cent trust governments, politicians, compared with 40 per cent in early pandemic

A pedestrian walks alongside businesses on a rainy day while wearing a protective mask during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Friday, June 18, 2021. There is a noticeable decline in how trusting Canadians are of their leaders and institutions as the pandemic drags on, and it’s particularly striking among those who remain anxious or stressed about COVID-19, a new survey suggest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Premier John Horgan talks to media about the recent flooding in the province at the legislature during a press conference in Victoria, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Politicians are back at the British Columbia legislature today where the New Democrat government will deliver a throne speech outlining its political agenda for the coming months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. premier backs COVID-19 health restrictions, will not bend to horn honking

Horgan said he will take guidance on B.C.’s approach from provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry

Premier John Horgan talks to media about the recent flooding in the province at the legislature during a press conference in Victoria, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Politicians are back at the British Columbia legislature today where the New Democrat government will deliver a throne speech outlining its political agenda for the coming months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks to the media while attending the Global Business Forum in Banff, Alta., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary Chamber of Commerce slams Alberta’s move to cancel vaccine passport program

Program first to go as part of the province’s three-step plan to lift public health restrictions

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks to the media while attending the Global Business Forum in Banff, Alta., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks after the UCP (United Conservative Party) annual meeting in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Alberta to start lifting COVID restrictions, including vaccine passport

Premier Jason Kenney calls it a prudent plan to get Albertans’ lives back to normal

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks after the UCP (United Conservative Party) annual meeting in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Liberal MP for Louis-Hébert Joël Lightbound speaks about COVID-19 restrictions during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Provinces to relax COVID-19 restrictions, say risk assessment lies with citizens

Quebec and Saskatchewan unveil relaxation plans, other provinces to follow soon

Liberal MP for Louis-Hébert Joël Lightbound speaks about COVID-19 restrictions during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A wooden structure built by protesters is seen beside Confederation Park as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Judge grants interim injunction against loud honking at Ottawa protest

Person from Ohio arrested in connection with a threat against Ottawa police headquarters

A wooden structure built by protesters is seen beside Confederation Park as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
COVID-19 virus (Black Press file photo).
COVID-19 virus (Black Press file photo).
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Police arson unit probes Ottawa fire allegation in heat of anti-mandate protest

Carpet and floor charred, and blackened fire-starter bricks strewn across apartment lobby

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
A protester carries fuel containers on Wellington Street, a day after police seized thousands of litres of fuel from an encampment in an attempt to quell a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trump backers seize on GoFundMe controversy as truckers linger in U.S. headlines

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz were among those who went after GoFundMe

A protester carries fuel containers on Wellington Street, a day after police seized thousands of litres of fuel from an encampment in an attempt to quell a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
FILE - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau steps out of a building to speak with the media during his first availability after announcing he has COVID-19 at a location in the National Capital Region, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. On Friday, Feb. 4, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming Trudeau has been “hiding out” in the U.S. as a convoy of truckers and protesters demonstrate against vaccine mandates in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Trudeau remained in Ottawa area amid anti-vaccine mandate trucker protests, PMO says

Social media users, U.S. politician claimed Trudeau could be in America

FILE - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau steps out of a building to speak with the media during his first availability after announcing he has COVID-19 at a location in the National Capital Region, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. On Friday, Feb. 4, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming Trudeau has been “hiding out” in the U.S. as a convoy of truckers and protesters demonstrate against vaccine mandates in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
An Ottawa Police vehicle blocks off Kent Street in front of parked trucks as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa mayor declares state of emergency over protests

Trucker convoy has been camped in Canada’s capital for over a week

An Ottawa Police vehicle blocks off Kent Street in front of parked trucks as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Supporters gather near the legislature to protest during a demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Trucks, crowds at Canada anti-vaccination protests exaggerated

Police say reports of crowd size have been misstated

Supporters gather near the legislature to protest during a demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Tamara Dus, director of University Health Network Safety Services, administers a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Toronto on Dec. 14, 2020. Legal challenges of workplace vaccine mandates and health measures are being tossed out as arbitrators in Canada largely side with the need for employers to maintain safe workplaces to help curb the pandemic, legal experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Workplace vaccine mandates being upheld as challenges largely tossed out, experts say

Challenges so far have been decided in the direction of requiring vaccination

Tamara Dus, director of University Health Network Safety Services, administers a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Toronto on Dec. 14, 2020. Legal challenges of workplace vaccine mandates and health measures are being tossed out as arbitrators in Canada largely side with the need for employers to maintain safe workplaces to help curb the pandemic, legal experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
A cyclist stops in front of trucks blocked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Friday, February 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Ottawa, other cities act to rein in escalating protests against COVID-19 measures

Protesters opposed to vaccine mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions held rallies in…

A cyclist stops in front of trucks blocked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Friday, February 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A cyclist stops in front of trucks blocked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Friday, February 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Ottawa, other cities act to rein in escalating anti-vaccine protests

Ottawa police expect as many as 400 more trucks and up to 2,000 people to arrive this weekend

A cyclist stops in front of trucks blocked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Friday, February 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
An ambulance is parked at the emergency department at the Lakeridge Health hospital in Bowmanville, Ont. on Wednesday January 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives

Balance between normal life and managing COVID may be more attainable now: Tam

Though new infections trending down, still a daily average of about 10,000 new cases across Canada

An ambulance is parked at the emergency department at the Lakeridge Health hospital in Bowmanville, Ont. on Wednesday January 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives
An RCMP officer talks with an anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrator at road block on the highway in Milk River, Alta., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
An RCMP officer talks with an anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrator at road block on the highway in Milk River, Alta., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is reflected on a television screen as Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, appears at a news conference by video conference, Friday, November 26, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Caught COVID? Officials have tweaked recommendations on vaccine wait times

Those infected before getting a booster should wait three months after the onset of symptoms

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is reflected on a television screen as Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, appears at a news conference by video conference, Friday, November 26, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly leaves after speaking at a news conference on updated enforcement measures as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa police deploy ‘surge’ in response to ongoing protest

150 extra police officers sent to the areas of the city most affected

Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly leaves after speaking at a news conference on updated enforcement measures as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Counter-protesters hold signs protesting police inaction outside the Ottawa Police Station on Elgin Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues to gridlock streets in the downtown core with trucks blasting their horns, in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

GoFund Me called to Commons committee as links to U.S. alleged in Ottawa protest

GoFundMe has been used to raise more than $10 million to support the anti-vaccine mandate protesters

Counter-protesters hold signs protesting police inaction outside the Ottawa Police Station on Elgin Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues to gridlock streets in the downtown core with trucks blasting their horns, in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang